Annual Round Ups

  • 2018
    Paralysis Constricts Security Council Action in 2018, as Divisions among Permanent Membership Fuel Escalation of Global Tensions
  • 2017
    Security Council Stands United in 2017 against Nuclear Testing on Korean Peninsula, Yet Members Veto Drafts Addressing Syrian Crisis, Middle East Peace
  • 2016
    Security Council Adopts Text Deeming Israel’s Settlements to Lack Legal Validity, as Other Critical Measures Meet with Defeat, Veto
  • 2015
    During Busy 2015, Security Council Breaks New Ground in Fighting Terrorism, Endorses Landmark Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Programme
  • 2014
    Growing Global Threats Compel Security Council in 2014 to Deploy or Reconfigure Peace Missions, Bolster Anti-Terrorism Effort, Scrutinize Working Methods
  • 2013
    As Old Questions Linger, New Realities Compel Security Council to Rethink Traditional Means of Tackling Global Hotspots
  • 2012
    New Crises Seize Security Council’s Attention in 2012 as Continuing Change around Arab World Sparks Second Year of Tumultuous Transitions
  • 2011
    Civilian Protection Remains atop Security Council Agenda in 2011 amid Violent Suppression of Mass Protests, Birth of New Member State
  • 2010
    Importance of Protecting Civilians during Armed Conflict Grows as Security Council Remains Active in Tackling Conflict-Related Crises Worldwide
  • 2009
    Security Council Advanced Thematic, Disarmament, Civilian-Protection Work Even as Conflicts in Africa, Middle East Topped 2009 Agenda
  • 2008
    Working Globally to Blunt Conflict, Ease Transitions to Peace, Security Council In 2008 Guided Progress in Long-Term Peacekeeping Efforts, Faced Gaza Crisis at Year’s End
  • 2007
    In 2007 Security Council Faced Daunting Range of Peace, Security Challenges, Including Africa, Middle East, Nuclear Proliferation, Terrorism
  • 2006
    Security Council Confronts Ambitious Agenda In 2006, Brokering Ceasefires, Easing Difficult Transitions, Blunting Relapses into Conflict
  • 2005
    In 2005, Security Council Addresses Broad Range of Concerns, Including Terrorism, Situations in Africa, Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan
  • 2004
    Terrorism, Iraq, Middle East, Sudan Among Critical Issues Before Security Council In 2004
  • 2003
    Iraq, Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa Key Issues Before Security Council In 2003
  • 2002
    Situations in Iraq, Middle East, Afghanistan, Balkans, Africa Among Key Issues Before Security Council in 2002
  • 2001
    Afghanistan, Terrorism, Africa, Continuing Middle East Violence Among Crucial Issues for Security Council In 2001
  • 2000
    Developments Throughout Africa, Renewed Violence in Middle East Among Key Issues for Security Council In 2000
  • 1999
    Conflicts in Kosovo, Sierra Leone And Angola, Question of East Timor Key Elements of Security Council’s Work For 1999
  • 1998
    Security Council 1998: Elusive Quest for International Peace and Security
  • 1997
    Challenge of Crises in Africa Dominates Security Council Work In 1997